We started it off at Sac State aquatic center on Saturday with some good friends from our ward. Boston and Addy had a blast as you'll see in the pictures. even though it was a rock and pebble rather than sandy beach they built mud castles and played in the water all day. Story was so content in the stroller for most the time and then hung out on the blanket for the rest of the time. This is typical Story, she is so happy and relaxed except for at this moment when i am trying to document these sweet memmories...come on Story! Jason and i have such wonderful friends so we were able to kayak while they kept an eye on the kiddos for us! I wish i had a picture of Jason doing a back flip off the rope swing but its probably good that i didn't have my camera out there because I capsized in my kayak. Yes that's right, in my competitive nature i was trying to beat jason in a kayak race and lost my balance. I actually think that exact thing happened last time we were kayaking together, haha!
That evening we went to the rodeo! yehaaa! it was awsome, except for the heat and the sun in our eyes and that we got seperated for 1 hour of it! but really i let my hair down and cheered for those bull restlers! so Boston was not happy and we ended up leaving before the fireworks, which is sort of normal unexpected, expected chaous when you have kids. So we took boston to the outlets to do a quarter ride and headed home to pick up story.
Monday we went back for some more kayaking with Amanda Tom and Liam Gibson. It was a blast. We then headed over to the clements for a fourth of july Bar B-Q with the Havicans, and finished off the night watching fireworks in the Coventry neighborhood with the Havicans.
I so appreciated all the wonderful friends that invited us out this year. It really helped to make it fun, although i must say i did really miss family. During fireworks i thought about how my family would always sing the Star Spangled Banner and my Dad would belt it off key! i totally missed that, but it was neat to spend it with my growing Family and make my first special occasion bow for Story. I made her fourth of july bow and man... i just love that little girl she is just so adorable and angelic looking and so funny and sweet! She even snuggled Boston during fireworks.
I can't wait for all the fourth of July's to come!